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Altice tells Cablevision to drop Freewheel mobile Wi-Fi

Wednesday 29 June 2016 | 08:35 CET | News
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Altice is closing the Freewheel Wi-Fi service at Cablevision, as part of its efforts to reduce costs at the US company, the Wall Street Journal reports. Freewheel was launched last year as a Wi-Fi-only mobile service. Altice executives also told the paper that they would focus on channel-carriage costs, which have ballooned in recent years. "We have about half of our programming lineup that's up for renewal very soon," CEO Dexter Goei said. "There are clearly a lot of channels that we'd like to get rid of." Altice targets USD 900 million in cost savings from the takeover of Cabelvision.

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